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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Analysis

The Blue Jays will visit the Yankees at Yankee Stadium for the second of a four-game set on Friday, August 19, 2022.

The Blue Jays are 63-54 overall and 27-29 on the road, which ranks third in the American League East standings and trails the division leading Yankees by nine games. The Yankees are in first place in the AL East with a 73-46 overall record, which has been aided by a robust 42-18 mark at home.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Yankees send RHP Jameson Taillon to the hill against Toronto’s sixth-ranked scoring offense on Friday night (4.73 RSPG), who’s been up-and-down for New York this season sitting 11-3 with a 3.95 ERA in 23 starts (1.13 WHIP), despite posting a lackluster 2-2 record and 5.15 ERA across the months of July and August (8 GS).

On the flip side, the Blue Jays send RHP Kevin Gausman to the mound against New York’s second-ranked scoring offense tonight (5.10 RSPG), who’s posted a solid 3.16 ERA across 22 starts for Toronto this season (1.27 WHIP), despite owning a losing record of 8-9 on the year.

I’ll take the under here, as the Yankees have scored three runs or less in eight of their last nine games (2.1 RSPG), and they send Taillon to the hill tonight who’s already 3-1 with a 2.05 ERA across four starts against Toronto this season (1.05 WHIP); setting the stage for a relatively low-scoring battle against the Blue Jays and Gausman, who’s 3-3 with a 3.10 ERA in his last nine outings (49.1 IP, 17 ER).

Score Prediction: Blue Jays 3, Yankees 2
Best Bet: Under 7.5 (-105)

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – Apple TV

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

The Blue Jays have now lost back-to-back series against the Guardians and Orioles. Toronto's worst performance during that stretch came on Friday, as the Guardians scored eight runs in an ugly Game 2 loss. The Yankees have also dropped consecutive series to the Red Sox and Rays. Game 3 against Tampa Bay and Game 1 against Boston were the Yanks' worst of their latest skid, as Tampa Bay and Boston shut out New York in back-to-back contests on August 14th and 15th.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Toronto: Kevin Gausman (8-9, 3.16 ERA)

Kevin Gausman takes the mound his 23rd start of the season for the Blue Jays in this contest. He comes in 8-9 with a 3.16 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, 21 walks and 142 strikeouts over 122.1 innings of work on the year. The 31-year-old right-hander took a loss against Cleveland in his previous start on August 14th. During his losing performance, Gausman tossed 4.2 innings and surrendered five runs en route to an ugly 7-2 loss. Gausman owns a 5-3 road record this season in 10 starts away from Rogers Centre. In those away outings, he has posted a 1.83 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, 10 walks, and 74 strikeouts in 64 innings of work.

New York: Jameson Taillon (10-3, 3.95 ERA)

Jameson Taillon is on the hill for the Yankees in this contest as he makes his 24th start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 10-3 with a 3.95 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, 24 walks and 108 strikeouts over 127.2 innings of work this season. Taillon lost his last start, which came on the road against the Red Sox on August 14th. He threw seven innings and allowed three runs on six hits and four strikeouts in a shutout loss for the Yankees (L, 3-0). Pitching at home this season, Taillon is 5-1 with a 3.61 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 12 walks and 64 strikeouts over 67.1 innings in 12 starts.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Series History

Toronto owned the 2021 regular season series, producing a 11-8 mark over the Yankees. However, New York is 8-5 against the Blue Jays so far this season.

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